Le Mans Porsche 956

The english driver Derek Bell drives the Rothmans Porsche 956 on legendary french circuit - 1983

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On Board Porsche 956 - Le Mans
Porsche 956 - Le Mans On Board 956 conducido por Derek Bell en 1984 Impresionante el minuto 3:10 como se acerca al otro participante

Le Mans-Winning Legend: Porsche 956-003
The 956 model changed the landscape of prototype sports cars and dominated the Group-C racing circuit in its day. Porsche Racing engineers utilized a unique aerodynamic principle known as ground effects to create large amounts of downforce to increase handling on the track. This 1982 Porsche 956, chassis 003, is among the most historic endurance racing cars and the single most successful Porsche 956. The illustrious racing career of 956-003 started at the 1982 24 Hours of Le Mans when driven by Jochen Mass and Vern Schuppan. It placed second overall as part of a Porsche sweep of the top three positions. After that fantastic initial result, this 956 went on to win the next four races in which it was entered and was piloted by the best drivers of the era including Jacky Ickx, Jochen Mass, and Derek Bell. In 1983, 956-003 was again pressed into duty as one of three cars entered by the Porsche factory team for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. After 24 hours of grueling competition, 956-003, with Al Holbert aboard, crossed the finish line in first place, 63 seconds ahead of 956-001 and Bell in one of the most thrilling finishes in Le Mans history. With its exclusive works car status, longtail Le Mans bodywork, iconic Rothmans livery, and exceptional competition record, 956-003 must be considered among the most significant Porsche racing cars, and thus, one of the finest competition cars built since WWII.

1983 Le Mans
DVD available here: http://bit.ly/UfvRrY Download also available: http://bit.ly/YxqSbz The greatest endurance race in the world is the ultimate mix of high-speed action, drama and skill and the 1983 running of the Le Mans 24 Hours Race was no exception. For the dominant works Porsche pairing of Jacky Ickx and Derek Bell this would prove the longest day, with the 956 dropping to 44th after an early spin. It was only the beginning of a mesmerising fight back that would see the legendary drivers claw their way into a podium position, and, in spite of late mechanical woes, challenge their teammates for victory. Despite a field strengthened by entries from Lancia, Peugeot, Aston Martin and Sauber BMW, the battle of the Circuit de la Sarthe would, once again, be all about Porsche, which filled the top eight spots at the end of more than 3,000 miles of high speed racing. There was drama all the way, with the works 956 of Vern Schuppan, Hurley Haywood and Al Holbert being nursed over the finish line with its recovering sister car just a handful of miles behind. In this incredible review of the record-breaking 1983 Le Mans 24 Hour Race you experience not only the racing drama and colour and atmosphere which surrounds this amazing event, but also discover first-hand what it is like to travel along the Mulsanne straight at speeds of more than 230mph, courtesy of cameras mounted inside the leading Porsche cars. We're on INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/2evtvsg Like us on FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/2dKA2eQ Follow us on TWITTER: http://bit.ly/2evt6Gv